US women’s national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault in an alleged domestic violence incident in June. She pleaded not guilty. On Tuesday she was cleared of the charges after a judge dismissed her case.
The alleged altercation involved her half-sister and her son, Solo’s nephew. The charges were dismissed on the basis that two who pressed charges had failed to give depositions to Solo’s lawyers, numerous times. Solo will play at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, held this year in Vancouver. The first match will be played on June 8, 2015.